On Monday, the Medical Professional Liability Association welcomed proposed federal legislation that would protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19 responsibilities.
H.R. 3021, introduced by Rep. J. Luis Correa, D-California, and rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, on Friday, would protect healthcare professionals and all related health care providers from liability "for injuries in respect of any injury caused by any act or omission … in connection with the provision or provision of health care services during COVID-19 "Public Health Emergency.
The Coronavirus Provider Protection Act (HR 3021) would protect frontline healthcare professionals from the threat of medical liability lawsuits arising from care already provided and care that may have been delayed due to coronavirus limitations, says Brian K. Atchinson, President and CEO of the Medical Professional Liability Association in a statement.
Rockland, Maryland-based association will "Continue to build bipartisan support in Congress to create a foundation for this important action," Atchinson said. [1